The Kersey Chronicles
Rockstars Choosing to Matter in Room 25
Dr. Dev Niyogi
Try This At Home ...
Watch a movie together, and practice making inferences about the main character. Discuss what kind of person he/she is, and how you came to those conclusions. Talk about the conflict/struggle the character has to overcome, and how it caused the character to grow and change.
Ask questions like How do you think that character feels? What makes you think that? What kind of internal struggles is he/she facing? Can you relate to this character at all?
We have been working hard on learning how to interact with and notate our thinking while we read. These are a few of the ideas we came up with!
We love reading!
The class is very happy at the end of the day when we end with Read to Self time. At school, students are given about 20 minutes to read a book of their choice.
The class earned an extra recess this week for doing the right thing, working hard, and going "above and beyond". They had a great time playing a giant game of tag this afternoon!
We love reading!
Next Week's Set List (September 8-September 11)
Week at a Glance/Skills for the Week:
LITERACY – We will practicing making inferences as a strategy this week, and our emphasis will be on using the strategy to recognize character traits, motivations, and growth.
WRITING – We continue our writing unit on narratives this week, focusing on developing realistic, believable characters who overcome authentic conflicts.
MATH – We will wrap up Unit 2, focusing on estimations, probabilities, and chance. Here is a great resource for parents: http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/5th-grade/ The test is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, September 10th.
SPELLING – Next week will be the unit 5 spelling test. The core words are together, animal, several, American, and built. Please practice these words at home.
SCIENCE – No Science this week.
SOCIAL STUDIES – We finish unit 1 in Social Studies next week, which investigates Indiana's physical features. Essential Questions to explore: How have people over time adapted to the changes in the land? How do people use the land's resources? How have people benefited from the 3 regions created by glaciers?
TIPS - We will continue practicing the 4 C's through Socratic Seminar. Check out this website for more information about our 21st century skills.
September 7th: Labor Day, no school
September 8th: PTO meeting, 6:30pm
September 9th: Early Release Day, 2:55pm Dismissal
September 11th: Tiger Trek
September 14-18th: Healthy Schools Week
September 18th: Homecoming Early Release Day, 2:55pm Disimissal